February 2013


College of Business Administration

College of Communication and Fine Arts​

College of Education and Human Services​

College of Humanities and Social and Behavioral Sciences

College of Medicine

University News​

College of Business Administration

Wan-Jiun Paul Chiou

Central Michigan University Professor Chiou appears on "Voice of America"

Wan-Jiun Paul Chiou, CMU professor of finance and law, appeared on "Voice of America," the official broadcast of the U.S. federal government. He discussed the Obama administration’s economic and financial challenges. Chiou pointed to industrial productivity, unemployment and international trade as roots to the fiscal cliff, and he emphasized solution strategies fo​cusing on sustainable economic development and a strong local economy.

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College of Communication and Fine Arts

News Central 34

Central Michigan University has seven finalists in National Broadcasting Society AERho competition

Central Michigan University has seven finalist designations in six categories for the National Broadcasting Society Alpha Epsilon Rho Undergraduate Student Electronic Media Competition this year. Four finalists remain in the Video News Program category, two of which are News Central 34 newscasts. Winners will be announced at the NBS AERho convention this March in Washington, D.C.


Central Michigan University’s MHTV still in the running to be named "Station of the Year"

Central Michigan University’s Moore Hall Television is in the running to be named “Station of the Year” by the Michigan Association of Broadcasters. This would be the 12th consecutive year MHTV has achieved this honor. The Michigan Association of Broadcasters is recognizing CMU students with nine awards and four honorable mentions within both radio and television. CMU students received first place for college television in News Feature/Magazine, Public Service Announcement and Station Activities report. Students swept the category of Daily Newscast receiving first place, second place and an honorable mention.

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College of Education and Human Services

EHS Building

Education and Human Services Building receives LEED gold certification

The Education and Human Services Building has received a LEED gold certification for new construction from the U.S. Green Building Council. To earn a gold certification the building project must satisfy numerous prerequisites. Main credit categories include sustainable sites, water efficiency, energy and atmosphere, materials and resources, and indoor environmental quality.

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College of Humanities and Social and Behavioral Sciences

Federation of German-American Clubs awards German professor James Jones

The Federation of German-American Clubs awarded James Jones, Central Michigan University professor of German, the "Federation Student Award." Jones received this award in May 2011 for outstanding advising of students receiving yearlong scholarships from the Federation of German-American Clubs. Three CMU students studying German and three German university students participate in the annual exchange program. Jones has served as the adviser for this exchange program since 1988.

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College of Medicine

Saginaw Future honors Central Michigan University for economic development project

Central Michigan University’s College of Medicine was honored by the Board of Directors and staff of Saginaw Future for its expansion into the Saginaw County area. Saginaw Future honored 35 economic projects for 2012 at the 21st Annual Awards Luncheon.

Saginaw Future is an economic development company committed to increasing economic opportunities in Saginaw County, ensuring both long-term growth and prosperity by fostering investment primarily in advanced manufacturing, medical technology, renewable energy, high-tech industries and professional services.

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University News

Amy Faber

Academic adviser Amy Faber serving as President of the Michigan Academic Advising Association

Central Michigan University academic adviser Amy Faber was named president of the Michigan Academic Advising Association in September 2012. She is representing the statewide association of academic advisers for a one-year term at both national and regional conferences of the National Academic Advising Association. The goal of the Michigan Academic Advising Association is to promote college student success and best practices in the field of academic advising.

Jason Bentley

John N. Gardner Institute offers formal appointment to Jason Bentley

The John N. Gardner Institute for Excellence in Undergraduate Education has offered Jason Bentley, assistant director of residence life, a formal appointment to be a visiting scholar. As part of his responsibilities, Bentley will be working on several projects, including the launch of the Gateways to Completion initiative, a collaboration with academic, enrollment and retention leaders at the John N. Gardner Institute. Bentley will be the only scholar for 2013. He will be working with the institute from Feb. 18 until July 1.

“We have long been aware of Jason’s national reputation for expertise in our core mission of enhancing the success of beginning undergraduates,” Gardner said. “We have been keen to have his input on our developing new work.”

According to its website, the John N. Gardner Institute partners with higher education institutions, educators and other entities to increase institutional responsibility for improving student learning, persistence and completion. The institute is located in North Carolina.

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